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Man arrested after fatal crash in Devon

A 30-year-old man died after being hit on the A380 in Newton Abbot Credit: ITV News

A man has been arrested following the death of a pedestrian on the A380 in Newton Abbot yesterday, Sunday 26th July.

Police were called to Torquay Road at about 1.30am and found a 30-year-old man with fatal injuries after being hit by a vehicle that did not stop.

A 51-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and was interviewed at Torquay. He has been bailed pending further enquiries until the 2nd November.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.

Motorcyclist badly injured in crash at Tiverton

The A38 has been closed at Waterloo Cross and Maidenhead Cross Credit: PA

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a crash on the A38 near Tiverton in Devon.

The collision, involving a motorcycle, an HGV and a car, happened at 8.30am near Burlescombe.

The A38 has been closed at Waterloo Cross and Maidenhead Cross.

Diversions are in place and police are advising motorists to avoid the area for the time being.


Exeter Airport returns to 2009 passenger levels

Exeter Airport says passenger numbers are back to pre-recession levels Credit: ITV News

Exeter Airport says passenger numbers are back to pre-recession levels.

Latest monthly figures show continued growth with 800,000 passengers in a 12 month period for the first time since 2009.

The increase of both inbound and outbound passengers has been largely driven by the return of Flybe's popular sun routes, their additional domestic services and our Thomson-based aircraft with flights to 15 popular holiday destinations.

– Exeter Airport managing director Matt Roach

The Managing Director says the following changes have also helped

  • Flybe's London City route which started nine months ago
  • Extra services to Manchester with Flybe
  • The return of the Newcastle service
  • The latest route to Deauville Normandy, which started in June
Exeter Airport says the boost is partly down to Flybe's new London City route Credit: ITV News

The company predicts that, with the extension of the Flybe summer season for the Alicante, Malaga and Palma Mallorca flights, the rise in passengers through Exeter will continue.

A35 closed near Dorchester

THE A35 is closed in both directions following an accident near Dorchester. The crash involved three vehicles and took place two miles from the Monkey's Jump Roundabout heading towards Bridport. Emergency crews were called to the scene shortly after 11.15am. The road is currently blocked outside Friary Press.


48-hour rail strike due to start tonight

The rail strike is due to start this evening from 6.30pm. Credit: ITV News

If you're travelling with First Great Western later today you should check before you travel.

RMT union members begin striking from 6.30pm this evening, marking the start of a 48-hour walk-out. The worst disruption is expected from Thursday morning.

The strike's been sparked by concerns about job losses, safety and buffet services when the company rolls out the new Hitachi Inter-City trains in 2017.

The union say First Great Western have failed to provide "very basic assurances", while First Great Western say they have tried to address the concerns and that they are "determined to continue talking to the RMT".

Cutting off Cornwall? Businesses angered by roadworks

Works on the Tamar Bridge will continue for several weekends. Credit: ITV News

Businesses in Cornwall feel there's a deliberate bid to cut them off from the rest of Britain.

Just as the summer tourist season gets in full swing, the two main routes into the county have major roadworks, causing serious congestion. It means the bottleneck on the single carriageway section of the A30 at Temple will be worse than ever - with huge tailbacks expected while repairs are carried out on the Tamar Bridge.

John Andrews has been finding out more.

Cornwall Council and Highways England say they regret the disruption.

The work we are doing on the A30 at Temple, and on the A38 around Carkeel and at the Tamar Bridge will ultimately mean better and more reliable journeys into and out of Cornwall.

We appreciate roadworks do inconvenience drivers, and we regret any disruption caused, so we always try to stagger work on key routes, but there are occasions when the nature of the work requires better weather conditions and longer daylight hours. This is the case with these schemes which are collectively part of a significant investment on these roads used by over 70,000 vehicles a day.

– Cornwall Council and Highways England
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